Higher Education


Algorithm better at diagnosing pneumonia than radiologists

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Stanford researchers have developed a deep-learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease. Stanford researchers have developed an algorithm that offers diagnoses based off chest X-ray images. A paper about the algorithm, called CheXNet, was published Nov. 14 on the open-access, scientific preprint website arXiv. "Interpreting X-ray images to diagnose pathologies like pneumonia is very challenging, and we know that there's a lot of variability in the diagnoses radiologists arrive at," said Pranav Rajpurkar, a graduate student in the Machine Learning Group at Stanford and co-lead author of the paper. "We became interested in developing machine learning algorithms that could learn from hundreds of thousands of chest X-ray diagnoses and make accurate diagnoses."


Artificially intelligent robots could gain consciousness

Daily Mail

From babysitting children to beating the world champion at Go, robots are slowly but surely developing more and more advanced capabilities. And many scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, suggest it may only be a matter of time before machines gain consciousness. In a new article for The Conversation, Professor Subhash Kak, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University explains the possible consequences if artificial intelligence gains consciousness. In a new article for The Conversation, Professor Subhash Kak explains the possible consequences if artificial intelligence gains consciousness. Most computer scientists think that consciousness is a characteristic that will emerge as technology develops.


How machine learning creates new professions -- and problems

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Give us your feedback Thank you for your feedback. It is not often that a new profession springs up almost overnight. It is also unusual for many of the people who find their way into this new field to do it without the formal training provided by the normal institutions of higher education. Machine learning, as well as the allied field of data science, is developing in a way that looks unlike most other professional career paths that preceded it. It represents both one of the most promising employment opportunities of the next few years and a model for how people entering the workforce today adapt to changes in employment demands in future.


How AI Can Enhance Your Content Marketing Strategy

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An interview with Alexavier Guzman, senior full stack developer at Forbes, who is responsible for developing BrandVoice special features and internal tools and solutions to support various departments across the organization. Artificial intelligence is driving market gains, revolutionizing industry – and, some argue, gearing up to destroy humanity once and for all. If we're still around, it will also drive innovations in branded content. Here, courtesy of Forbes techie Guzman, are three AI-enabled applications that could transform content marketing. What it is: Guzman asks us to imagine a male college student standing next to a sensor-equipped bus-stop LED screen one morning.


Machine Learning – the new catalyst in higher education

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Did you ever use spell check in google? If you have then you used a machine learning algorithm. There are countless instances in an average person's day where he/she uses machine Learning. It has become a vital component in modern men's life. Driver less cars, Rovers in Mars, Weather predictions, Market share predictions, Speech Processing, Internet of things, Healthcare well these are just the tip of the iceberg.


School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

MIT News

The School of Engineering has announced the addition of 16 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine learning to naval architecture, they are poised to make vast contributions in new directions across the school and to a range of labs and centers across the Institute. "I am pleased to welcome our exceptional new faculty. Their presence will enhance the breadth and depth of education and research within the School of Engineering, and strengthen MIT's commitment to making a better world," says Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering. "I look forward to their contributions in the years to come."


How Much Can We Trust AI?

International Business Times

Artificial intelligence software gets more sophisticated almost every day. Computers can already beat human experts at chess, stock market predictions, and detecting cancer. Yet most machine learning experts believe we shouldn't hand over complete control to AI-powered robots any time soon. "We don't trust autonomous vehicles yet, despite the fact that they rarely make mistakes, because the cost of error is too high," New York University professor Vasant Dhar, who also founded one of the longest running AI-powered hedge funds, told International Business Times. "It takes a while to learn the machine learning program's style.


Could AI Predict When The Bitcoin Bubble Will Pop?

International Business Times

Machines have already conquered many aspects of finance, from prediction markets to high frequency trading. Could algorithms also do a better job of picking and trading volatile cryptocurrencies, the way some software already surpasses experienced stock traders? So far, experts remain skeptical. Nvidia deep learning consultant Michelle Gill told International Business Times current machine learning tools aren't a great way to predict cryptocurrency markets because this new phenomena is full of infrequent events. AI is only as good as the data sets we feed it.


Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017

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We invest in early-stage companies that develop tools, applications, content, and services to improve education opportunities for all children. 2 2017 Reach Capital. About Reach Capital 3. 3 At Reach, we believe in... Learning that... Technology that... Have a sense of purpose and actively pursue it Are empathetic, caring, and connected Work together to solve problems and improve the world Enables and respects a person's agency and voice Exposes one to broad perspectives, places, and challenges Enables meaningful human interaction Minimizes boundaries and deepens connections between people Enhances and scales effective practices Increases access to quality education Communities where people... 2017 Reach Capital. Today's students are mobile and always connected Photo sources: Express Newspapers 2015, Mr. Martin's Web Site, MacStories 2017, Independent Digital News & Media 2017 6. 6 2017 Reach Capital. Then Now 67%of millennials agree they can find a YouTube video on anything they want to learn Learning is now bite-sized, on-demand, and accessible anywhere Think with Google Photo sources: Amazon, Buzzfeed 7. a K-12 schools are making headway 8. 8 2017 Reach Capital. PC Revolution Begins: first computers in school 1:5 Computer:Student 2:3 Computer/Tablet:Student 1977 2000 2016 NCES Schools are moving rapidly to one device per child Photo sources: Computer History Museum, Ben Schumin, Google 9. 9 2017 Reach Capital.


An artificial intelligence designed for the end of human life is already among us

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Chatbots are used for a variety of tasks: ordering pizza, getting product suggestions via Facebook Messenger and receiving online customer support. But can they cope with death? A three-year clinical study with financial backing of more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health is exploring whether a chatbot can help terminally ill, geriatric patients with their end-of-life care. Over the next three years, Northeastern University professor Timothy Bickmore and Boston Medical Center doctor Michael Paasche-Orlow will distribute Microsoft Surface tablets preloaded with a chatbot to about 360 patients who have been told they have less than a year to live. Designed in consultation with experts from Boston Medical Center and programmed by Bickmore and other Northeastern University researchers, the chatbot -- which takes the form of a middle-age female digital character -- is preloaded with a number of capabilities.